The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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Major Loft Reduction Mated pair of Houbens. Cock is a red check AU 2013 AA 43413 bred by Dennis Doyle of Texas, and hen a blue bar AU 2012 NANEZ 734, bred by Rick Nanez. They bred a 4th-place diploma winner in 2014, and the hen bred a multiple diploma winner in 2013. Both birds trace back to David Clausing’s “410". I only raised a handful of young from them in 2015 and just 2 in 2016. The two 2016 birds were sent out to futurities and one of them placed 20th in the MVS auction race. The 2015 birds were either sold or sent to futurities as well. Unfortunately the 2015 YB season was cancelled in Ohio and the 2015's never got a chance to prove themselves. Price reduced: $250 for the pair
|2.||Major Loft Reduction Another mated pair consisting of almond cock and dark check “velvet” hen. Cock, no. AU 2013 AA 36942, is a late hatch and unflown. He is a grandson of “Heisenberg”, my best OB flyer over the last 10 years. Heisenberg is mostly Janssen. This cock has been considered my foundation for breeding almonds but is being replaced by a relative who has been flown out to 180 miles. Dam’s side is Meuleman, Janssen and VanHee. Hen is IF 2009 SLI 587, and is pure Huysken-VanRiel. She was purchased as a YB from Lighthouse Loft in New York, and she is the dam of 5th place MVS auction race, as well as many additional birds that were sent out to futurities. Price reduced: $250 for the pair|
|3.||Major Loft Reduction "Jones Boys" HVRs. Another mated pair: Cock is 51307-07, a dark check bred from a pair of birds directly from "The Jones Boys" and hen is "The Frill Hen", 85631-07. She is out of "Little Amigo", WGS 883-96, a foundation cock fot the Jones Boys and an Elsacker hen from the World of Wings Gold Band Program of several years ago. 3 out of 4 of her grandparents are Belgian imports. Low price due to their age (which is the only reason I am selling them). All eggs were fertile in 2016. This pair raised a race winner for me in 2014, along with other diploma winners. They are being sold "As is". Price: $100 for the pair.|
Major Loft Reduction Mated pair consisting of blue bar cock and blue check hen. Cock was injured in the loft and drops one wing, but he has no trouble flying to the perch and he breeds just fine. He was bred by Ron Pairan out of two AU Registered Champions. He is AU 2008 LFO 661. In 2013 he bred a 2nd-place winner, and he is also sire of 105/856 in 2014 GNEO futurity and the 5th-place bird in the 2013 Long Island Classic. He has also bred other diploma winners and is the grandsire of diploma winners. Hen is AU 10 WCOF 0558 and is also out of my flyers. She is primarily Janssen and she is a daughter of one of my best flyers, “Heisenberg”, who has six diplomas, two of which are 1sts from 130 and 169 miles. Her mother is Ganus Janssen down from birds purchased from Ron Deisher and Harold Lhamons . She is a granddaughter of “Midas”, NL 96 2689000. They are also being sold "As is". Price: $150 for the pair. (Photo of hen at right; click link above for photo of cock.)
|5.||2014 HVR cock no. 4842, right off the flying team. This is a son of the pair listed above as lot no. 3. He has flown four races out to 180 miles, and he placed 4th club at 120 miles as a young bird. He would have flown more but I only flew a few old bird races in 2015, and this year I did not fly old birds at all. He is a full brother to a race winner. Nice medium-sized pigeon with a nice slick feel in the hand. Aggressive breeder that has raised several youngsters, many of which were sent out to futurities and auction races. I have extra cocks on the flying team, so that makes him available at an excellent price. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|6.||May hatch ash red cock no. 6223. This pigeon carries the gene for dilute, since his mother is a yellow bar. His sire is down from "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner; and "Man-O-War's Soldier", an AU Elite Champion and 2-time Hall of Fame winner. Dam is unflown but both her parents were flown, her sire out to 255 mile, prior to both being pulled for the breeding loft. Dam is also down from "The Iceman" on both sides. Older siblings are on our current young bird team. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|7.||June hatch true silver (dilute blue) hen, no. 6236. Sire is a grandson of "Man O' War's Soldier", an AU Elite Champion on one side and down from "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner on the other side. Dam is a combination of Huysken-VanRiel and Creator families. An older brother flew the 2016 YB series for us, and other siblings were sent out to futurities. Price: $50|
2016 Pure Wegge cock, bred out of a pair of Wegges straight from the loft of Steve Jenkins ("Dixie-Buckeye") of Virginia. Both parents were flown out to 600 miles. This cock is a summer hatch that was too late to settle and fly here, but his older brother flew 100,150 and 180 for us this year. Other siblings were shipped out to futurities. This is a long-distance family that has performed well for several years. Parents were bred by Vher Javier and later obtained by Steve. Javier does not keep pedigrees, so this bird has nothing on paper besides his parents. Don't pass on an outstanding pigeon just because the pedigree is not filled out. Remember, paper does not fly. Price: $50
|9.||Almond young hen 6321, This pigeon is a June hatch and was too young to settle and train. She has never been flown, so there is a possibility you could settle her, but I would not recommend it. She is a daughter of the Almond cock and velvet hen listed above in lot no. 2. Her sire is down from "Heisenberg", my best old bird flyer in the past 15 years, and her dam is pure HVR. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|10.||2015 Blue Bar cock, brother to a race winner. I planned to keep this pigeon and his brother as breeders, but I just can't keep up with so many pigeons; hence he is for sale while I keep the brother. Sire is a faded blue carrying brown and dilute. He was raised by me and he is about 3/8 HVR and an equal amount of Janssen. Dam is from Sal's Loft in Utah, where she won 1st @ 236 miles vs 12 lofts and 244 birds. In addition she had three top 10% and three top 20% finishes at distances from 236 to 387 miles. In addition, she raised a race winner for me. Full pedigree. Price: $75.|
|11.||2015 barless blue hen no. 5180. inbred to "The Iceman", an ash red barless cock that is a 300-mile winner and a foundation cock of my barless family. Sire of 5180 was bred for stock, but is out of a son of "The Iceman" who flew six races out to 255 miles, and a blue barless hen that is a granddaughter of "The Iceman", and who flew 2 races prior to being pulled for stock.. Dam of 5180 is a khaki barless who is out of a full brother to lot 1 above, and a yellow bar hen that is a granddaughter of "The Iceman". Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|12.||2012 blue bar hen no. 2518, carries the genes for both barless and recessive opal. 2518 is bred from flying stock and she was used as a breeder for the last 4 breeding seasons. However, she is also a very attractive bird that handles very well. Her sire is "1521", a "cherry" (red phase recessive opal) that was best rare color flying homer cock at the 2011 National Young Bird Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Her dam is "1570", a barless blue that was best rare color flying homer hen at the same show. 1521 is out of my established opal family with a touch of VanHee. 1570 is down from a pair of Australian "Goodjers" from Willi Thiele and she also has Ken Christopher VanLoon in her pedigree. 2518 was a late hatch and therefore is unflown, but she is the mother of a spread opal cock currently on our flying team, and she also has two half-siblings flying for us. Price: $50|
|13.||SOLD 2015 reduced blue check hen no. 5708, bred for stock. This pigeon is right out of my breeding loft, where she raised six young this year. Two were sent to the GNEO futuriy, two were sold to a flyer in NC, and two were kept for my own flying team. Of those last two, one made it through training and he/she flew 3 races out to 180 miles. She is available only because of my need to do a major loft reduction, as noted above. 5708 was bred from a beautiful pair of reduced birds that were both down from my best Janssen stock, including "Heisenberg", on both sides. Full pedigree. Price: $100 - Sold (RD)|